The Renault Zoe, a hatchback one size smaller launched in 2012 by its French alliance partner, is the best-selling electric auto in Europe-though its uses largely separate underpinnings than the Leaf. Via a press release, the alliance announced a six-year plan called - Alliance 2022 - that would see the three carmakers "strengthen collaboration and accelerate use of common platforms, powertrains and new technologies".
Ghosn said the alliance would introduce 12 new electric vehicles by 2022, staking out its territory in the mass market and affordable sectors.
After completing its global Power 88 business plan, the Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance just revealed its next strategic step for worldwide automotive success.
The alliance forecasts unit sales of 14 million and combined revenues of $240 billion, up more than 30 percent on the $180 billion aggregate revenues achieved in 2016.
Two years after that, the alliance plans to release its first fully autonomous vehicle, requiring no human driver intervention in any situation.
He dismissed idea of a consolidation of alliance or strengning of cross-shareholdings between its members, explaining that strategic plan would take place by " respecting identities of companies ". In the first half of 2017, volumes increased by seven per cent year-on-year to 5.27 million units.
The trio of Renault, Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi represent the world's largest automotive alliance. We intend to deliver on growing synergies, with three autonomous companies cooperating with the efficiency of one.
Carlos Ghosn has always been careful to say that the success of the Renault-Nissan alliance should be measured in synergies among the partners, not sales growth. At the same time, aggregate sales of electric vehicles reached a combined total of more than 500,000 units.
Ghosn pledged to increase that figure to more than 9 million alliance vehicles on four common platforms.
As of December 2016, the Alliance is the world's leading plug-in electric vehicle manufacturer, with global sales since 2010 of nearly 425,000 pure electric vehicles, including those manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors who is now part of the Alliance.
Additional synergies are expected from light commercial vehicles (LCV), aftersales and technology-sharing in electric vehicles, autonomous drive, connected cars and new mobility services.